Vic Rawlings is a musician, instrument builder, sound installation artist, filmmaker, and teacher based in western Massachusetts. His teaching interests include conventional forms of music ranging widely in style (electric and acoustic guitar/banjo/mandolin/etc.), as well as collective sound-based improvisation, electroacoustic instrument building, and listening actions. As an improvisor/electroacoustic musician, he most often uses an amplified/prepared cello and an electronic instrument of his own design and build.